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Strange Objects
by Gary Crew | Children's Books
Registered by wingDavros-10wing of Lutwyche, Queensland Australia on 5/17/2010
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status (set by DiGE5118): travelling

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Journal Entry 1 by wingDavros-10wing from Lutwyche, Queensland Australia on Monday, May 17, 2010

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Gary Crew was my English teacher in high school and I've enjoyed his books over the years. Editorial Reviews:


Winner of Australia's 1991 Children's Book of the Year award, this stunningly original work defies easy categorization as it spins dual story lines into one spellbinding yarn. Crew brings to life the land and peoples of the desert shores of Western Australia, a setting that will prove exotic to most Americans. He starts his novel with a bang: a note from an archeologist introduces documents she's been sent by a recently vanished 16-year-old named Steven Messenger, who had gained some notoriety when he'd found a cast-iron pot containing a 17th-century Dutchman's journal and a mummified human hand bearing a now-missing ring. The journal tells the story of Wouter Loos, a sailor accused of barbarous crimes and cast upon the ocean along with a teenage killer; Crew unfolds Loos's narrative with Messenger's as a seamless and unpredictable blend of mystery, history, anthropology and science fiction. The first of many shocks is in store when Messenger turns out to be not the typical YA nice-guy teen protagonist, but the reincarnation (or the extraterrestrial clone?) of the supernatural psychopath who so chillingly dominates Loos's diary. Crew tantalizes to the very end, leaving readers to speculate enthusiastically on the riddles he craftily leaves unsolved. His tale will electrify his audience. Ages 10-14.
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Journal Entry 2 by wingDavros-10wing at Lutwyche, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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Released 8 yrs ago (5/18/2010 UTC) at Lutwyche, Queensland Australia



Mailed to my nephew Colin for his birthday. Hope you enjoy it.

Also counts towards the 2010 Never Judge A Book By Its Cover Release Challenge: Week 20 (K, E, M or S). 

Journal Entry 3 by DiGE5118 at Gawler, South Australia Australia on Friday, October 28, 2011

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Received from DAVROS-10 for my son's birthday present. I have been very slack entering it into here. Sorry! Thank you very much. Has been part of our library since then. 

Journal Entry 4 by DiGE5118 at Gawler Hospital in Gawler, South Australia Australia on Thursday, May 24, 2012

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Released 6 yrs ago (5/24/2012 UTC) at Gawler Hospital in Gawler, South Australia Australia


Released into the wild at the Gawler Hospital. Left to find for itself on one of the many coffee tables in the public waiting area corridors between Community Service and Bensons Radiology on the Ground floor. Happy hunting, please find, enjoy and make a journal entry.
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